Objective: The present paper investigates the in vitro effect of L-ascorbic acid (vitamin Q, menadione sodium bisulfate (vitamin K3), and folic acid on purified lactoperoxidase (LPO). Methods: This enzyme was purified from bovine milk by Amberlite CG 50 resin, CM Sephadex C-50 ion-exchange chromatography, and Sephadex G-100 gel filtration chromatography. Results: Rz (A412/A280) value for the purified LPO was found to be 0.8. Lactoperoxidase was purified 20.45-fold with a yield of 28.8%. Purity of enzyme was checked by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) method and a single band was observed. All tested vitamins caused inhibition of the enzyme activity and displayed a competitive type of inhibition mechanism. IC50 values of these three vitamins were 2.03 mu M, 0.025 mM, and 0.0925 mM, and the K-i constants were 0.508 +/- 0.257 mu M, 0.0107 +/- 0.0044 mM, and 0.0218 +/- 0.0019 mM respectively. Conclusion: The vitamins discussed here displayed inhibition-type competition with LPO enzyme at varying concentrations. Our study showed that L-ascorbic acid exhibited a much higher inhibitory effect at lower concentrations, so it was evidently a more potent inhibitor than other vitamins tested.